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UK: RMI Seeks Investigation into “Unjustifiable Increases” Amid Strike

RMI Petrol has demanded an investigation into “unjustifiable increases” in the bulk cost of fuel as a strike by tanker drivers for Wincanton continues. RMI Chairman Brian Madderson (pictured) said the supply problems caused by the strike was adding to pressure on Jet dealers. “This strike is paralysing supplies of Jet brand fuel from the ConocoPhilips refinery near Immingham and their inland terminal at Kingsbury in the Midlands. Some large groups of Jet dealers are facing very severe financial pressure as they are forced to find alternative supplies but at uneconomical rates,” he remarked.

Ireland: Transport Committee Addresses Fuel Laundering

The transport committee of the Irish Oireachtas (parliament) has met to discuss the issue of fuel laundering, inviting representatives from the Irish Farmers’ Association, the Professional Agricultural Contractors’ Association, the Irish Petrol Retail Association, the Revenue Commissioners, and the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government to address the committee. 

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